Clearwater makes world's-quickest on-site Legionella test kit available online


HC Rapid25 detects the presence of Legionella in just 25 minutes, reducing the risk in water systems

Clearwater Technology has launched an online store selling HC Rapid25, an on-site Legionella testing device that detects Legionella in just 25 minutes instead of the current 10-12 days average.

Since the launch of HC Rapid25 in November 2018, Clearwater’s own engineers have used the testing kit in all regular water tank inspections and Legionella risk assessments carried out for customers across a diverse range of sectors, including healthcare.

Based on the success of the kit, Clearwater has now decided to make Rapid25 available to businesses and organisations that undertake their own Legionella risk assessments as well as other third-party businesses that carry out Legionella testing as a service.

HC Rapid25 has enabled the detection of Legionella in water systems quickly on-site for the first time.

The kit significantly reduces the time it takes to respond to a Legionella outbreak and enables immediate action to control the risk.

The simple swab-test kit and has been validated for use in hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, decorative fountains, hot tubs, pools, sinks, showers, water heaters, fire suppression, ice machines, hot water storage, misters, sprinklers, air washers and humidifiers.

Compliance is a major pain point for any business operating a water system that is susceptible to Legionella contamination. And testing with HC Rapid25 will help businesses to manage that responsibility and increase the ease of governing compliance with official regulations and codes of practice including ACoP L8, ACoP HSG 274 and HTM 04-01.

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Clearwater is the sole distributor of HC Rapid25 and the product is highly suited to organisations that have their own competent personnel managing water quality in remote locations or across multiple sites, including retail and hospitality chains, healthcare organisations and care home groups.